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Students Join Growing Opposition to VA “Sexually Explicit Content” Bill

March 11, 2016
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Students Join Growing Opposition to VA “Sexually Explicit Content” Bill

This week, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship and other free speech advocates in asking the Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe, to veto HB516, a bill that has disturbing implications for the freedom to read. Another letter was sent to the governor making the same demand. The authors of that letter? Students in Hanover County,…

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Virginia Senate Passes Bill That Undermines Education

March 2, 2016
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In 22 to 17 vote, the Virginia Senate passed House Bill 516, which will require public schools to notify parents of “sexually explicit content.” According to the National Coalition Against Censorship, the bill could “invite divisive challenges to educationally valuable material, interfere with teachers’ ability to teach effectively, and implicitly encourage schools to avoid such material…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Protesting Virginia Bill that Undermines Education

February 25, 2016
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CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship in opposing the implementation of a bill going before the Virginia legislature that would require public schools to notify parents of “sexually explicit content” and “relies on a standard that is both over-inclusive and vague…. titles as varied, valuable, and time-honored as Anne Frank’s The Diary of…

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